Crone, Frank: of Lac Courte Oreilles

Reserve, Wisconsin (NFIC) 2-09

News From Indian Country has received the news of the passing of Frank "Franco" Crone, 47, of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation at Hayward, Wisconsin

Crone's body was located on morning of February 10th on the property of the Round Lake Marina Storage facility in a field approximately 75 feet from the road. According to LCO tribal police reports Crone may have succumbed to exposure in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 8th after leaving his sisters house around 4:30 am, where he was last seen.

The LCO tribal police report indicates that no foul play is suspected.

Crone was a student at the LCO Community College and a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Badger Drum.

A wake feast was held on the evening of February 12 at Pine View Funeral Home, Hywy K on the LCO Reservation with funeral services conducted on Friday, Feb. 13 starting at noon.